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Resources for Allyship: Enhancing Protective Factors for Our LGBQT+ Youth

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The Sky Center/New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project seeks to enhance the protective factors that lead to reduced risk for youth suicide in New Mexico. Given the increased risk factors connected to the effects of bias and oppression for marginalized groups, we recognize the importance of sharing resources to increase awareness and support the work of allyship. LGBQT+ youth are at vastly greater risk in terms of contemplating, attempting, and completing suicide. In order for our community to learn more and participate in enhancing the safety and resilience of LGBTQ+ youth, we endorse and offer links to the following resources:

I am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality and Identity” is a training film by Jenn Jevertson, MS. As described by Jevertson, the film explores concepts, terminology and challenges that our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) young people face. Link to view on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb0kO6Fdh2w

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBQT+ youth. To learn more, please visit: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

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Reducing the risk of youth suicide in Santa Fe County and Northern New Mexico.

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